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SecondTri posted:
This is my second time quitting. I am almost 22 years old. The last time I quit was for 11 months. I've been smoking since I was 15. I am an avid yoga practitioner, and that helped me the first time around, so i'll be sure to integrate that into this time as well. I know my triggers, and I know what motivates me. I want to know what more I can do so that that this time, I quit for good. Any advice? Thanks in advance!
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SheSellsSeashells responded:
I just quit for the second time at age 31, and I don't think it gets any easier as you get older! So good for you for trying sooner rather than later.

Treat yourself well (but don't go overboard with spending!), track how much you spent on cigarettes (that really helped me), and find a driving 'mantra' of sorts -- mine was this:

" All addictions enslave you. They place you on their schedule, and you have no say in the matter. If you miss your afternoon smoke break, you are a wreck by the evening. There is not much you can do. You grow irritable. You need your fix. NOW. But I don't like belonging to anyone. I like to make my own rules. When I want. How I want. So because of that, I had to bid adios to my inflexible friend, to the addiction that wouldn't let me determine what I did with my afternoon."

In the end, I used Chantix. That kind of decision is up to you, but it really helped me.

Good luck with it all.
 
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babegal responded:
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